Scholar Sues Over Fair Use

This story has been updated. Original CopyCense coverage: June 15, 2006.

“A Stanford University professor on Monday sued James Joyce’s estate for refusing to give her permission to use copyrighted material about the Ulysses author and his daughter on her scholarly Web site.

“In the federal court lawsuit filed here, Carol Shloss, an acting English professor and Joycean scholar, challenged the estate’s assertion that she would be infringing on its ownership of Joyce’s image by quoting his published works, manuscripts and private letters on her site. Instead, Shloss accused Joyce’s grandson, Stephen James Joyce, and estate trustee, Sean Sweeney, of destroying papers, improperly withholding access to copyrighted materials and actively intimidating academics to protect the Joyce family name.”

Lisa Leff. Stanford Prof Sues James Joyce’s Estate for Right to Quote Works. June 12, 2006.

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06/19/2006 at 08:48

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